Maciejówka Cap

Popular cap in Poland

Maciejówka (literally “Maciej’s cap”) is a type of headgear popular in late 19th and early 20th century Poland. It is a soft, round cloth cap with a short, hard peak usually made of black or brown leather and frequently embellished with a rope or braid

It was originally worn as traditional folk attire in numerous regions of Poland before it became a part of the military uniforms of the Riflemen’s Association and Polish Legions during World War I.

It was proposed that the Polish Army would wear Maciejówkas as its standard headgear after Poland regained its independence in 1918. However, it was argued that Maciejówka was too similar to German World War I garrison caps, so Rogatywka was chosen in its place.

Maciejówka Cap